Yes, That’s a Real Lion in Her Bed. But There is More!

These pictures show Tippi Hedren — star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds — with her husband, Noel Marshall, and her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and their lion, Neil. Melanie is Tippi’s daughter from her first marriage to Peter Griffith.  At the time these pictures were taken, Melanie was 19.

Neil the lion sleeping with Melanie Griffith in their home in Sherman Oaks, California, 1971

Melanie in a swimming pool with Neil (left) and a child playing with Neil (right)

Tippi resting her back on Neil while reading a newspaper

A housekeeper steps over Neil

Noel Marshall tries to work in his study with Neil on his desk

Via Mashable